Shira Buchsbaum is a Senior Reporter covering sexual assault, rape culture, and misconduct policy on Brown's campus. In her free time, she listens to curated Spotify playlists and podcasts with off-putting titles. Ask her about her coloring books.

Articles by Shira Buchsbaum (33)

Emmy-winning actress Viola Davis spoke in Salomon Center yesterday in an event sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board. She said coming to Brown was a “dream come true” after growing up in Central Falls, RI.

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Viola Davis brings crowd to tears

March 1, 2016 2 comments

Students rushed the stage as Viola Davis left Salomon Center after her presentation, sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board, Monday evening.

Researchers claim the namesake of a professorship — Hans Rothfels — was an early Hitler supporter. Rothfels worked as a substitute lecturer in Brown’s history department during and after World War II.

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Professorship name stirs polarizing views

February 17, 2016 6 comments

Brown has honored complicated figures — one of which has recently garnered attention over accusations that he was a Hitler supporter.

President Christina Paxson P’19 originally expected to remain a professor but enjoyed her administrative work at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

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Admins share love of Brown, civic duty

February 11, 2016 1 comment

Why be an administrator in higher education?

Paxson releases final diversity, inclusion action plan

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Paxson releases final diversity, inclusion action plan

February 2, 2016 4 comments

The University released a final draft of its $165-million diversity and inclusion action plan Monday.

Part of Jonathan Nelson’s ‘77 donation will be used to coordinate entrepreneurship efforts and bring in entrepreneurs-in-residence.

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Nelson ’77 seeds entrepreneurship center

February 1, 2016 1 comment

Jonathan Nelson ’77 — namesake of the Nelson Fitness Center — donated $25 million to launch a new entrepreneurship center.

President Christina Paxson P’19 will serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Boston Fed. She will help guide policy implementation and offer insight on the bank’s structure to its president.

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Paxson elected to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston board of directors

January 27, 2016 3 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 was elected to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Boston Fed announced Jan. 12.

Poll finds students attend class under the influence

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Poll finds students attend class under the influence

December 1, 2015 1 comment
This article is part of the series Fall 2015 Student Poll

Approximately 15 percent of Brown students have attended class under the influence of a substance, according to a poll conducted by The Herald last month.

“The fact the University feels the need to regulate the way we interact through alcohol policy is indicative of a genuine problem with the way we’ve been socialized,” said Lance Gloss ’18.

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With time to adjust, student groups navigate Class F policies

November 13, 2015 0 comments

A combination of tighter enforcement, social suspensions and changing priorities has led to a shift in Brown’s social scene.

Exotic cuisine and student performances lined Benefit Street yesterday for the Rhode Island School of Design’s Eat the World event, uniting cultures and flavors on Brown and RISD’s campuses.

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Culture, food celebrated at ‘Eat the World’

October 28, 2015 0 comments

Benefit Street transformed into a culinary adventure around the world Sunday, representing a range of countries, dishes and customs.

Students rehearse for the five student-run plays that were showcased during Production Workshop’s ‘3C2C’ on Friday night.

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Five short plays in ‘3C2C’ explore range of human thought

October 26, 2015 1 comment

Going in every direction all at once while somehow maintaining a thread of logic, “3C2C” explored the range of human thought in just over an hour.